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SAI Fellowships

The South Asia Institute at Harvard University offers three opportunities for scholars and practitioners to utilize Harvard University’s resources to contribute to self-driven independent research.

  • Aman FellowshipThe Aman Fellowship is a semester long appointment that supports scholars who focus on development and sciences related issues relevant to Pakistan. 
  • Babar Ali FellowshipThe Babar Ali Fellowship is a semester long appointment that supports scholars who focus on areas of humanities and social sciences related to Pakistan. 
  • South Asian Studies FellowshipThe South Asian Studies Fellowship is a yearlong appointment that supports recent postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences related to South Asia. 

Scholars who have not had past opportunities to access Harvard’s resources and who have primarily been educated at institutions in South Asia will be prioritized. Fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge vicinity during the time of their award and to actively participate in the events and intellectual life of the Institute. Before applying, please see the Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions for more details about this program.

Deadline for Academic Year 2016-2017 Fellowships: January 15, 2017

SAI aims to notify applicants by late April regarding decisions.


Please note: Do not write directly to Harvard faculty regarding SAI’s Fellowship opportunities. If you have questions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions guide or email Program Coordinator, Diana Nguyen, at 


News about SAI’s Fellows.